HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Sharon E. Har

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

TIME:

3:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 635, HD1

(HSCR347)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND.

Requires the State and the counties to approve, approve with modification, or disapprove all broadband-related permits within sixty business days of submitting a permit application and a fee; provided that if no action is taken on the sixty-first business day, the application will be deemed approved. Effective January 20, 2020, and repealed on June 30, 2018. (HB635 HD1)

 

EDB, CPC

HB 1103, HD1

(HSCR189)

Status

RELATING TO IMPACT FEES.

Requires the assessment and collection of impact fees prior to the issuance of a water meter. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB1103 HD1)

 

WAL, CPC

HB 138

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE SELLER DISCLOSURE.

Establishes a uniform standard for disclosure for condominium projects, cooperative housing corporations, and other community associations and clarifies the types of documents that are required to be disclosed. Requires the disclosure of documents within ten days after the title report is received. Allows for the electronic receipt of documents with the buyer's consent.

 

CPC

HB 339

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Allows the contractors license board to accept in lieu of a specific experience requirement for licensure, equivalent knowledge, training, or experience, including self-employed or unlicensed experience, if the board investigates and makes a detailed written finding to that effect and the finding is made available for public inspection.

 

CPC

HB 841

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Updates the Insurance Code.

 

CPC

HB 848, HD1

(HSCR149)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

For consistency with federal affordable health care law, etc., defines "small employer" in Hawaii insurance code to consist of employers with 100 employees or less; applies producer licensing law requirements to producers selling health maintenance organization and mutual benefit society insurance products. (HB848 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 877

(HSCR49)

Status

RELATING TO THE DESIGNEES FOR THE DIRECTORS OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, OF HEALTH, OF HUMAN SERVICES, AND OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

Allows the directors of the Departments of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, of Health, of Human Services, and of Labor and Industrial Relations to delegate voting authority to their designees for a specified meeting or meetings.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 398, HD1

(HSCR311)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires child care facilities, family child care homes, group child care centers, group child care homes, and infant and toddler child care centers that care for children less than one year of age to develop, maintain, and implement safe sleep policies as adopted by the Department of Human Services, to prevent sudden unexpected infant deaths and sudden infant death syndrome. (HB398 HD1)

 

HUS, CPC

HB 529, HD1

(HSCR202)

Status

RELATING TO CARE HOMES.

Requires all operators of adult foster homes, assisted living facilities, expanded adult residential care homes, community care foster family homes, and developmental disabilities domiciliary homes to hold a sufficient amount of liability insurance.

 

HUS, CPC

HB 602, HD1

(HSCR330)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Prohibits a towing operator from releasing a motor vehicle unless the party recovering the vehicle provides proof that the motor vehicle is currently registered and insured. Requires county ordinances that regulate towing operations to include this prohibition. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB602 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

HB 245

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Prohibits landlords from terminating the tenancy of tenants who are victims of domestic abuse. Allows landlords to terminate a lease or a rental agreement for any lawful reason.

 

CPC

HB 376, HD1

(HSCR22)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD.

Requires club card issuers to inform cardholders by email, text message, telephone, or regular mail in the event of a class I recall of any food, product, or merchandise sold by the club card issuer. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB376 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 396, HD1

(HSCR58)

Status

RELATING TO TOXIC PRODUCTS.

Prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of reusable drink and food containers intended for use by children under three and containing bisphenol A. Requires manufacturers to use the least toxic alternatives to bisphenol A. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB396 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 370

(HSCR51)

Status

RELATING TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

Repeals the permit requirement that an ambulance with paramedics be present at a mixed martial arts event.

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6160 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair